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Education Sciences

About the Department

Educational Sciences Department in our university was established in 2016 with the Higher Education Council (YÖK)’s decision of "Restructuring the Education Faculties.” The general aim of our department is to offer our prospective teachers a high quality education with interdisciplinary approach and train them to become researchers, problem solvers and analytic thinkers. For this reason, our students are provided with the opportunity to attend conferences, conduct scientific research, participate in and organize in-class and out-of-class activities. The Department of Educational Sciences also provides teachers and education specialists the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the fields of Curriculum Development and Instruction, Educational Administration and Planning and Guidance and Psychological Counseling. These programs aim to train teachers and education specialists who will contribute to the development of the TRNC and to take part in the international competition with entrepreneurial, creative, interdisciplinary studies and projects.

Educational Opportunities

The Department of Educational Sciences has two full-time professors, an associate professor, an assistant professor and three instructors. Our students study in classrooms which all have smart boards. We have a guidance and psychological laboratory where students can make individual and group counseling. This laboratory has been specially designed for lecture courses such as Individual Psychological Counseling and Group Psychological Counseling and Psychological Tests. The laboratory is divided into two sections with a mirror and equipped with suitable fixture. In addition, there is a drama room for our students to perform drama and creativity activities.

Career Areas

Students who graduate from the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Department can work as psychological conselors in various institutions such as psychological counseling centers, public and private schools in Turkey and TRNC, guidance and research centers, kindergartens, institutions linked to ministry of justice, special education and rehabilitation centers, psychological counseling centers of universities, human resources departments of companies. Students who wish to pursue an academic career can complete their masters and doctoral programs in this area, continue their careers as academic staff in universities and open their own offices if they wish. Graduates of the Curriculum Development and Instruction Master’s program can work in various institutions as education specialists, academic coordinators and teachers in private and public schools. Graduates who have completed the Graduate Program in Educational Administration and Planning can be administrators and inspectors in the schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education and other educational institutions.


Cyprus International University
Faculty of Education
Education and Humanities Center, EH 325
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2701
Faculty E-mail:  secretary-foe@ciu.edu.tr

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Fatoş Silman
Head of Department  E-mail: fsilman@ciu.edu.tr

Last updated: 19-12-2018